Category Archives: Chautauqua

Chautauqua February 7-14, 2015: Escape from Winter

We’ve already missed this one in Abilene, 1929 Courtesy of Daily Yonder If you have read this blog for long, or any of my Chautauqua posts, you know that for the last couple of years each Fall we have taken a small group to Ecuador for a week of adventure and conversation surrounding life, freedom, […]

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Chautauqua 2014: Lightning strikes again!

Well, this was a rare delight. Photo courtesy of Kate Last year’s Chautauqua was so much fun, attracted such cool people and was just so damn epic it seemed unlikely to repeat. But it did, and this year we got coffee! Let’s start with that.

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Chautauqua 2014 preview, closing up for travel and other random cool things that caught my eye of late.

Hacienda Cusín Well, I’ll be back in Ecuador this summer and the coolest part of that trip is going to be the same as last time: Chautauqua 2014!! We all had a blast last year and the finishing touches are now being put on Chautauqua 2014. The biggest news is that this year there will […]

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Chautauqua 2013: A Week of Dreams

Lake Cuicocha:  Where we had lunch and a boat ride in the crater of a volcano. First, thank you for you patience. I always feel a bit bad closing down the blog and leaving you with only past posts while I wander about during my summer travels. Not bad enough to stay home and write, […]

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Swimming with Tigers, a 2nd chance on the Chautauqua, a financial article gets it wrong and I’m off to Prague

One of 36 seriously cool animal photos While we won’t be swimming with tigers, we also have a seriously cool Chautauqua coming together this September, including our new mountain location: Hacienda Cusin. What might make this interesting to you is this note I just got from Cheryl: “Hey guys, We had a couple drop out […]

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Meet Mr. Money Mustache, JD Roth, Cheryl Reed & me for a Chautauqua in Ecuador

Mi Lindo Ecuador Chautauqua – “…an old-time series of popular talks intended to edify and entertain, improve the mind and bring culture and enlightenment to the ears and thoughts of the hearer.” Robert M. Pirsig That’s the definition Pirsig used in “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” a book I read in the 1970s […]

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Meet me in Ecuador?

Later this month I’ll be returning to Ecuador for several weeks.  I decided to do this to amuse myself and, well, because being retired I can. Once I decided to go my attention turned to what might be interesting to explore while I’m there.  Mostly I’ll be following my own advice  avoiding the sights, lingering in […]

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